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The Charlotte Jewish News - June-July 2014 - Page 9
2014 CJFF Fan Appreciation Day: Free Screenings
The Charlotte Jewish Film
Festival had a dilemma. How do
you give baek to the fans, volun
teers, sponsors, and partners that
made 2014 our most sueeessful
season ever, whieh eulminated in
winning a third straight Charlotte
Magazine BOB award as Voter’s
Choiee for Best Loeal Film Festi
val or Series?
How about a day of free films?
On Sunday, July 20, the Char
lotte Jewish Film Festival will of-
fieially eonelude its Tenth
Anniversary season by putting on
its first Fan Appreeiation Day.
“We wanted to do something
speeial for the Charlotte eommu-
nity that has supported us so eom-
pletely the last ten years,” said
CJFF Direetor Riek Willenzik.
“We deeided that there was no
erowd in February at Temple Is
Free tiekets ean be pieked up at
the LJCC Customer Serviee
Desk starting June 16. All the
films will be shown in the LJCC
Sam Lemer Center at Shalom
Park. If you have any questions,
please eall 704-366-5007.
See you at the movies! A
“Life in Stills
‘When Jews Were Funny
better way to do that than to put
on a free day of films with eneore
showings of some of our most
popular offerings from this year.”
The Fan Appreeiation lineup
and sehedule will be:
2 PM: Life in Stills was origi
nally seheduled to be shown in
February but was postponed due
to snow. It’s the moving true story
of the effort to save nearly one
million negatives that inelude
some of Israel’s defining mo
ments. Life in Stills has won more
than 20 international film festival
4 PM: 50 Children: The Rescue
Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus
was the winner of this year’s
CJFF Audienee Award. It tells the
ineredible true story of the Gilbert
and Eleanor Kraus who embarked
on a mission to reseue 50 ehildren
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7 PM: When Jews Were Funny
is an entertaining look at the his
tory of Jewish comedy from the
Borscht Belt to today, ultimately
exploring what it means to be
Jewish. This film was named the
Best Canadian Feature at the 2013
Toronto International Film Festi
val and entertained a sold out
Moishe House Charlotte - June Events
Join Moishe House Charlotte
as we welcome in the summer
months. Moishe House is a non
profit organization dedicated to
promoting community among
Jewish young adults in their twen
ties and early thirties. Moishe
House looks to fill the void that
often exists after graduating col
lege and prior to “settling down.”
The Moishe House Foundation in
cludes 60 houses in 13 countries
around the world. The organiza
tion brings together groups of
three to five Jewish adults who
live together and plan local pro
grams, both home-based and ex
ternal, for other young Jewish
Moishe House Charlotte began
in August 2013 and has hosted
over 50 events ranging from serv
ice projects to social events to
Jewish learning. Moishe House
Charlotte just bid farewell to Es
ther Brigham as she makes aliyah
and moves to Jerusalem, and wel
comes our newest resident Rachel
Dilles. Diana Warth, Elana Con
gress, Audrey Singer, and multi
ple cats make up the rest of the
To learn more about Moishe
House Charlotte, e-mail us at mo-
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Moishe House Charlotte Face-
book page, or the Moishe House
Charlotte section of the website at
We look forward to hearing from
1. Van Gogh Alive - Sunday,
June 1 at 1 PM at Discovery Place
For our first event in June, we
will attend the Van Gogh Alive
exhibit at the Discovery Place in
uptown. The exhibit costs $20, but
Moishe House will generously
subsidize your ticket so you pay
only $10. This is the last day of
the exhibit, so make sure to join
us to see this exciting event. Here
is the description from van-
“Synchronized to a powerful clas
sical score, more than 3,000 Van
Gogh images at enormous scale
create a thrilling display that fills
giant screens, walls, columns,
ceilings and even the floor - im
mersing you entirely in the vibrant
colors and vivid details that con
stitute Van Gogh’s unique style.”
2. NextGen Shavuot Picnic -
Sunday, June 8 from 11 AM-4 PM
Join Moishe House Charlotte
and NextGen, a division of the
Jewish Federation of Greater
Charlotte aimed towards adults
aged 21-45, for a Shavuot picnic.
com for more information.
3. “Ask the Rabbi” with Rabbi
Cohen - Wednesday, June 11 at
7:30 PM at Moishe House
Rabbi Cohen of the Charlotte
Chabad has generously offered his
rabbinical expertise for an “Ask
the Rabbi” session at Moishe
House. S’mores will be provided,
because the torah says you must
eat kosher marshmallows when
learning about Judaism.
4. Margaritas and Mixers -
Wednesday, June 18 from 7 - 9
PM at Moishe House
All Jewish single young adults
are invited to the Moishe House
for a fun night of mixing and
mingling. Chai Expectations,
Charlotte premier Jewish Match
making firm, will be on hand with
creative mingling activities while
attendees enjoy refreshing home
made margaritas and light appe
tizers at Moishe House. Free!
Please RSVP at www.chaiexpec-
5. Torah on Tap Java and Jews
- Monday, June 30 from 7 - 8 PM
at Moishe House
Rabbi Raucher of Temple Is
rael will lead us in a lecture about
God and evil. In other words.
“Why does God sit on His freakin’
chair while people are suffering!?
-A discussion about evil and God
in our world.” Snacks and drinks
will be provided. A
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